Innovation ranking is profitable for both innovations and investors
"What russian start-up is worth investing in?" - it becomes easier for venture funds and busienss angels to answer this question. It is the first time in Russia, when the Investment Attractiveness Index will be assigned to young companies. It will take place on November, 3, on the basis of the "Open Innovations" Forum. The producer of interactive airborne displays Displair, cloud computing service and some others are the first candidates for the prize. People and expert selection is the stages, which the applicants had follow. People voting took place onfirrma.ru, and lasted from October 25th till October 29th. Experts worked in parallel to the people voting. As a result, about 30 participants entered the next stage, called "Wrapping". The final pitch and the ranking take place after it. This year, several projects, which succeeded in the first stage, entered the final event avoiding the "Wrapping" stage and other formalities. Displair is among them. - The organizers called us and informed that the people voting made us the winners. It turned out that our video got most of the votes on the website of the contest, - said Displair COO and Director of Sales Andrey Melnikov. - They told us: "Your company reached the level, when you don't need the "Wrapping". Thus, the organizers suggested us to come directly to the ranking stage. The initiative to assign the Russian Startup Rating - the index - is the idea of the number of organizations: RussianVentureCompany and Greenfield Project, Association of Medical Startups MedStart, Center of Commercialization of Innovations and StartupPoint community.